The first author thanks Drs. Melanie Wetzel and Pat Arnott, who were instructors for the field research course. The logistical support of the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation is also acknowledged. The authors also thank Dr. Jonathan Pleim for information on the Pleim–Chang PBL and Dr. David Whiteman for reviewing an early version of this article. The MM5 runs were performed on the Nevada Environmental Computing Grid of the ACES program with assistance from Dr. Shulan Liu and on the Sierra Cluster of the DRI’s Mesoscale Dynamics and Modeling Laboratory (MDML) with assistance from Dr. Boro Grubišić. The ACES program (http://www.aces.dri.edu) has been funded by an NSF EPSCoR grant to the Nevada System of Higher Education, and the MDML Sierra Cluster was funded by NSF Grant ATM-0116666 to DRI. This research was supported in part by the NSF Grant ATM-0242886. Figures were drawn with GrADS, created by Brian Doty. DRI is an equal opportunity service provider and employer and is a permittee of the Medicine-Bow and Routt National Forests.
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